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McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. | AP Photo

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McDonald’s pushes for fewer antibiotics in its chicken

McDonald’s says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

United Airlines upgrading its airport clubs

The Chicago-based airline will debut its new complimentary food menu this week at O’Hare Airport. United also said it will renovate its clubs and build new ones in Atlanta and San Francisco.

Ryanair orders three more Boeing jets

The companies announced Wednesday Ryanair has ordered three Next-Generation 737-800s, an order worth $280 million at list prices.

Lake Forest company doesn’t want its drugs used in lethal injections

Specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc. says it will work to prevent its products from being used for executions.

Gogo, Spafax partner on in-flight entertainment

Inflight Wi-Fi company Gogo Inc. has partnered with Spafax to help manage and develop content for Gogo’s entertainment service, Gogo Vision.

Tribune Publishing expects lower revenue in 2015

The owner of the Chicago Tribune expects revenue to slip by as much as 3.4 percent in 2015. Its earnings in the fourth quarter and in 2014 were sharply lower.

Uber heads in new mapping direction with deCarta acquisition

Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple.

US stocks fall, pulling market further below record highs

U.S. stocks sank Wednesday, pulling indexes further below record highs hit earlier in the week. The drop was modest but broad: nine of the 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost ground.

Toyota promotes US execs, gives power to North American CEO

Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan.

72 Asiana passengers settle lawsuits against airline, Boeing

The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and injured nearly 200 people.

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